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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - East Bay
Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – Acts of God: Religious Responses to Natural Disasters
Rabbinic tales of drought, disaster, and charismatic holy men illuminate critical questions about power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late antiquity. Through a reading of the Babylonian Talmud tractate Ta’anit (on fasts in response to drought) we will discuss how the Talmud challenges Deuteronomy’s claim that virtue can assure abundance and that misfortune is an unambiguous sign of divine rebuke.
Students must purchase the Koren Talmud Bavli Noé, Vol.12: Ta’anit/Megilla, Hebrew/English, print (several versions) or PDF.
While the majority of participants are continuing students, anyone may join. If you are new to the study of Talmud, we recommend that you participate in our A Special Morning with the Talmud and the Zohar introductory session. Sunday September 16, 10:00 at the Jewish Community Library in San Francisco. This program is free, however, please register in advance so that we can plan accordingly.
If you have questions, please contact Abra Greenspan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sundays, October 14, November 11, December 2, January 27, February 24, March 17, April 14, May 19, June 2
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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|Oct 14||9:00 AM–11:00 AM||Sun||JCCEB||Rabbi Dorothy Richman|
|Nov 11||9:00 AM–11:00 AM||Sun||JCCEB||Rabbi Dorothy Richman|
|Dec 02||9:00 AM–11:00 AM||Sun||JCCEB||Rabbi Dorothy Richman|
|Jan 27||9:00 AM–11:00 AM||Sun||JCCEB||Rabbi Dorothy Richman|
|Feb 24||9:00 AM–11:00 AM||Sun||JCCEB||Rabbi Dorothy Richman|
|Mar 17||9:00 AM–11:00 AM||Sun||JCCEB||Rabbi Dorothy Richman|
|Apr 14||9:00 AM–11:00 AM||Sun||JCCEB||Rabbi Dorothy Richman|
|May 19||9:00 AM–11:00 AM||Sun||JCCEB||Rabbi Dorothy Richman|
|Jun 02||10:00 AM–12:30 PM||Sun||Jewish Community Library||Rabbi Dorothy Richman|
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
The Library is located between Scott and Pierce on the campus of the Jewish Community High School. There is a free and secure parking garage accessible from Pierce Street; buzz the intercom, announce that you’re coming to the Library, and the gate will go up. For more information call (415) 567-3327.
Dorothy Richman serves as the rabbi of Makor Or: Jewish Meditation Center and as the Shamash Resident at the JCC East Bay. She teaches Torah and prayer widely in the Bay Area and her rabbinate has been deeply influenced by years of service with AJWS and Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. Dorothy recently released an album of original songs, Something of Mine, largely based on texts from the Jewish tradition.